Apollo Projects was engaged in September 2012 to create a Learn to Swim and Swim Club for Canterbury Swim School. With limited pools located in the west of the city, the building is a great place for students and members to learn, enjoy and excel in the sport.
The project included the installation of a 25m x 10m lane pool offering 5 or 6 lane configurations, and a 10m x 10m learn to swim pool. Both pools are constructed with stainless steel sides and a concrete base and have integrated drainage and water supply as well as a state of the art Natare filtration system.
The pools are primarily built to FINA regulations including tight tolerances on pool length and depth. An insulated and cushioned PVC membrane covers the base of the pools which has been well received by pool users, in particular coaches who have reported how comfortable it is.
Completed in July 2013 the full 950m² pool facility was constructed from a combination of architectural and Firesafe Kingspan Insulated Panels and includes changing rooms, an ablution block, staff offices and amenities, and a reception/entrance area.